It's always great hanging with the Steve Harvey Show team! This time, we're talking love potions. That's right! I've crafted several cocktails that have the natural components you'll need to get it going in the bedroom. These cocktails are easy to make, so give them a try at home. And don't forget to send me your cocktail questions @LPLibations #LPLovePotions.
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Thanks for watching and enjoy your love potions!
1 1/2 oz Mead
3/4 oz Pear Vodka
1/4 Ginger liqueur
1/4 oz lemon juice
Thyme sprig (garnish)
Directions: Shake all ingredients together and strain in snifter, garnish with a sprig of thyme and ginger.
KEY LOVE POTION INGREDIENT: Mead - In Medieval Times they drank mead to promote sexual desire. In ancient Persia couples would drink mead for the first month after they were married to promote a happy marriage (the honey month, aka honeymoon). Scientifically it is rich in vitamin B, which promotes testosterone production and Boron which promotes estrogen.
1 1/2 oz blanco tequila
2 oz Watermelon purée
1/2 oz agave syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
Bar spoon of Sriracha
Pinch of salt and pepper
Sprig of sweet basil (garnish)
Directions: Shake all of the above in a shaker, strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Float 3/4 oz of tomato juice on top and garnish with a sprig of sweet basil.
KEY LOVE POTION INGREDIENT: Watermelon - Have you always wondered what Beyonce was singing about? Watermelon is often called “natural Viagra.” Watermelons contain an amino acid called citrulline which aids blood vessel dialation and thus heightens sexual pleasure. It can also be used for treating ED naturally.
KEY LOVE POTION INGREDIENT: Sweet Basil - For centuries, people said that basil stimulated the sex drive and boosted fertility as well as producing a general sense of well being. The scent of basil was said to drive men wild -- so much so that women would dust their breasts with dried and powdered basil.
Love Potion 9 1/2
2 oz Strega
1 oz Sherry (Cream or Solera)
1/2 oz Pomegranate juice
6 dashes Rhubarb bitters
1 oz Coconut cream
1 oz simple syrup
rose petal (garnish)
Directions: Shake all ingredients together, strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a rose petal.
KEY LOVE POTION INGREDIENT: Strega - The legend is that witches from Benevento, Italy gathered at night around a magical walnut and that they created a magig potion that united forever couples that drank it.
KEY LOVE POTION INGREDIENT: Coconut Cream - Arginine is an amino acid found in coconut milk. It forms nitric oxide in the body, which increases blood flow to the genitals. Arginine, when combined with other supplements, is said to enhance sexual desire in women.
KEY LOVE POTION INGREDIENT: Pomegranate - Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is credited with planting the first pomegranate tree. Drinking pomegranate juice daily lowers cortisol levels which can correspond with increased testosterone levels = more sexual desire.